|By SB (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 05:27 pm:|
How I and others around me, loved this duo. Sadly - we thought this act would last forever. We all were devastated when we heard that Tammi had died. And man - did we used to slow dance off of their songs. Men and women loved the team of Tammi & Marvin.
Ashford & Simpson made some sweet songs together. Peobo Bryson & was it Syreeta, that made a great song? James Ingram and Celine Dion made a great song together - and of course, Marvin teamed w/others - to include Diana Ross - but was there eva a team like Tammi & Marvin? I think not - so I already know the answer.
Memories are too much sometimes. At times - it is so surreal hearing a song that can snatch one back to a beautiful time and place one wished had never ended.
I've seen the Verizon commercial featuring Tammi & Marvin - and I saw them on the informercial Smokey and some other man hosts late at night for "The Greatest R&B Hits." Needless to say - seeing and hearing them lately - brought back "So Many Memories." And the memories neva stop do they?
Anyway - the Soul-Patrol website is sometimes too blatant in their descriptions of artists - so I refused to post their link concerning this fantastic team/duo/stars/act and lovely people here - but below is one of their sweetest tunes.
I am going to go broke buying up all of the music I crave now - for real, because I have to get their greatest hits CD.
Which other male and female singers would and/or would have made a terrific duo ?
|By WaltB (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 05:36 pm:|
How about Eddie LeVert & Patti LaBelle???
|By Handsome (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 05:38 pm:|
Peabo Bryson is/was compatible with Roberta Flack. I particularly love the songs, "Make the world stand still, & Love is a waiting game. Peabo excels on Donny Hathaways's part on the song, "You are my heaven".
Peabo also sounds good with Regina Belle, and Melissa Manchester on the song, "Lovers after all".
I enjoyed Peaches & Herb, Aretha Franklin w/George Benson-Love all the hurt away, Aretha Franklin w/ George Michael-Knew you were waiting for me, and the video showing old clips of Marvin & Tammi, Sonny & Cher, Ike & Tina.
Phyllis Hyman & Michael Henderson-Can't we fall in love again & We both need each other
Some other duets I enjoyed Marvin on was with Kim Weston-Till there was you, It's got to be a miracle (this thing called love)
Mary Wells-What's the matter with you Baby
Diana Ross-You a special part of me
SteviweWonder & Dionne Warwick
I could go on & on...but I'll give someone else a chance....
But STILL there was nobody like Marvin & Tammi (my opinion)
|By SB (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 05:48 pm:|
You guys - I hear 'ya.
I absolutely forgot about "Peaches & Herb", Handsome. But remember - I finally got that song they sang when I was trying to remember it on the "Pic Fave Slow Tune", thread. Ike & Tina, and Sonny & Cher - surely slipped my mind. I suppose I was "Too Busy Thinkin''Bout My Babies", Tammi & Marvin.
I am not sure I've heard Eddie & Patti's song(s), but I'm sure they were tight.
So - I guess my question truly is - if Tammi had not passed - would she and Marvin have carried on w/success - and would we have seen more female/male singing duos that would have developed after being inspired by Tammi & Marvin's great presence, style and sound? (And beautiful voices)
|By Handsome (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 06:14 pm:|
Back to the duets-
Jerry Butler & Brenda Lee Eager
Ain't Understanding Mellow
(They Long to be) Close to you
Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack
Where is the Love
You lost that loving feeling
Come Ye Disconsolate
The Closer I get to you
You are my heaven
Back in love again
Cheryl Lynn-If this world were mine
Dionne Warwick-How many times before we say good-bye
Marrtha Wash-I (Who have nothing)
|By SB (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 06:18 pm:|
Check out the Edwin Starr tribute.
|By SB (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 06:20 pm:|
|By Handsome (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 06:21 pm:|
SB, I say yes to both of your questions.
Even though, Tammi & Marvin are deceased, their music leagcy, & style continues to inspire people & singers everywhere. Not saying that they were the first "DUO" ever, but saying that it was a special chemistry between them that transcended the studio & the record. From reading liner notes, Marvin stated that even if Tammi wasn't in the studio, he felt inspired just hearing her voice on the track as if she was there. That's deep.
|By Nish (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 09:30 pm:|
Some forerunners and contemporaries of Marvin and Tammi that I think were great.
Clyde McPhatter and Little Esther - they sound lovely on "Heart to Heart."
Harvey and Etta
Chuck Jackson and Maxine Brown - they sound awesome together.
And Marvin and Kim/Mary - AWESOME.
I also think Smokey and Mary Wells were compelling. And for some reason I like Dennis and Diana together. His rough church style and her glitzy broadwy style.
|By jimmy mack soulful (184.108.40.206) on Friday, July 18, 2003 - 04:16 am:|
"you're the one i need to get by"
"if i can build my whole world around you"
two songs above all theirs masterpices that still move me and dream of true love &
during our dj set i always try to play one of their song and they fill the air with real soul....love them forever..there won't be any duo like this..
|By WaltB (220.127.116.11) on Friday, July 18, 2003 - 06:45 am:|
Chaka Khan was originally supposed to record "Don't Look Any Further" with Dennis Edwards. I would've loved to hear that.
|By WaltB (18.104.22.168) on Friday, July 18, 2003 - 06:47 am:|
Your original question was "Which other male and female singers would and/or would have made a terrific duo ?" Eddie LeVert and Patti LaBelle never recorded together, I just thought the chemistry would indeed be interesting.
|By Handsome (22.214.171.124) on Friday, July 18, 2003 - 01:13 pm:|
WaltB-I remember some time ago on some "awards" show where Eddie, Patti, Greald & Tonya Blount had did a duet...The song title escapes me at the moment.
The PBS special Patti Labelle did Live, contained the song, "Is it still good to you" featuring Luther Vandross on vocals, yet when the cd came out, It was Eddie Levert on it.
I agree with you, their chemistry would prove interesting.
|By medusa9e2003 (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, July 19, 2003 - 08:34 pm:|
Dennis Edwards & Aretha Franklin
Patti & Eddie Kendricks
Sharon Paige & Luther VanDross
Aretha & James Epps(fantastic 4 Lead singer)
Gladys Knight & Teddy Pendergrass
Pheobo Bryson & Denise Williams
Millie Jackson & LJ Reynolds
Dusty Springfield & Michael Bolton
Aretha & EJ Johnson (Enchantment)
Rena Scott & Freddie Jackson
Chaka Khan & LJ Reynolds
Patti Austin & Gerald Alston
MAry J. Blige & Bobby Womack
Jaheim & Regina Bell
D'Angelo & Angie Stone
|By Edgar (188.8.131.52) on Saturday, July 19, 2003 - 08:56 pm:|
SB, I believe the great song you are referring to is "With You I'm Born Again", which Syreeta sang with Billy Preston. She also teamed with Stevie Wonder, G.C. Cameron, Smokey Robinson and Jermaine Jackson.
Miscellaneous: Martha Reeves and G.C. Cameron did a cover of "You're All I Need To Get By", that is quite good. Gladys Knight and Patti Labelle did together an excellent song, "I Don't Do Duets"; Martha & the Vandellas and Dusty Springfield sang "Wishin' and Hopin'" on "Ready, Steady, Go!" , Mary Wilson did "Ships In the Night" with Clas Yngstrom; Jean Terrell and Jimmy Webb sang "Once In the Morning", Letta and Caiphus Semenya have recorded many songs together... Has anybody heard the anti-duet "I Hate You" by Thelma Houston and Masta Edwards? It's on Scott Henderson's very good CD "Tore Down House".
|By SB (184.108.40.206) on Saturday, July 19, 2003 - 09:06 pm:|
|By SB (220.127.116.11) on Saturday, July 19, 2003 - 09:54 pm:|
"Got To Give It Up", now. This was too sad reading up. Love you Marvin.
|By John Lester (18.104.22.168) on Sunday, July 20, 2003 - 04:37 am:|
Just as long as we need love - Dionne Warwick and the Spinners
|By Charmedes (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, July 20, 2003 - 05:39 am:|
The sassy, sexiest duo ever for my money is Brook Benton and Dinah Washington as featured on their hits:
-Baby (You got what it takes)
-Rockin' Good Way (to mess around and fall
Check out these highly charged tunes on Brook's Twentieth Century Masters: the Millennium Collection edition.
|By MEL&THEN SOME9 (126.96.36.199) on Sunday, July 20, 2003 - 10:47 am:|
Jerry Butler/Betty Everett.
Peggy Scott/Jo Jo Benson.
Jackie Lee/Dolores Hall.
Gene and Eunice.
Sam and Kitty.
Lavern Baker/Jackie Wilson.
Tony and Tyrone.
Clarence and Gloria.
Billy and Lillie.
Gwen and Ray.
Ronnie and Robyn.
Mac and Barb.
Don Gardner/Dee Dee Ford.
Dean and Jean.
Herb and Doris.
Dee and Joe.
Lee Dorsey/Betty Harris.
Jimmy Holiday/Clydie King.
Otis and Carla.
Wade and Jamie.
Tony and Lynn.
Samson and Delilah.
Rosco and Barbara.
Ronnie and Joyce.
Bobby Newton/Tina Blount.
Naomi and Harris.
Dorothy Moore/Eddie Floyd.
Little Natalie and Henry.
Johnny and Lilly.
Jeen and Him.
Chuck Jackson/Maxine Brown.
Jack and Jill.
Lily Fields/Hoagy Lands.
Etta and Harvey.
Dottie and Ray.
Sam Dees/Bettye Swann.
Dee and Joe.
G Davis/R Tyler.
Bill Brandon/Lorraine Johnson.
Bobby and Betty Lou.
Bonnie and Lee.
Bonnie Blanchard/Andy Aaron.
Fontella Bass/Bobby McClure.
August and Deneen.
Sugar and Sweet.
Sherri Taylor/Sammy Ward.
Terry and Marsha.
Pat Thompson/Archie Powell.
Valerie and Nick.
Buddy and Stacey.
Johnny Thunder/Ruby Winters.
Prince and Princess.
Ella Prince/Sidney Jones.
Johnnie and Joe.
Peggy and Artie.
Barbette and Mel.
Koffie and James.
William Bell/Judy Clay.
Mickey and Sylvia.
Jerry Butler/Brenda Lee Eager.
thats all for now
|By Edgar (188.8.131.52) on Sunday, July 20, 2003 - 11:49 am:|
Thelma Houston and Jerry Butler.
|By Scratcher (184.108.40.206) on Sunday, July 20, 2003 - 01:58 pm:|
Does anybody know who Wade and Jamie were? I still have their 45 Don't Put Off Until Tomorrow/Send For Me on Palomar Records (both sides are excellent) but never knew who they were or what happened to them.
|By R&B (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - 10:51 am:|
HOW CAN YOU DO GREATEST DUO'S AND NOT MENTION DINAH AN BROOK[ROCKIN GOOD WAY,BABY YOU'VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES]!!
|By Paulie 3 shoes (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - 04:11 pm:|
How bout Angelo and Sandy?
|By KevGo (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - 04:57 pm:|
My favorite duo besides Marvin & Tammi - The Supremes & the Temptations.
The TCB television special proved how special these two groups were to music and to the world.
My favorite duo song - "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" - was written by two icons of Philly Soul, Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff (Kenny's mentor Jerry Ross shared songwriting credit with G&H).
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By Des (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - 05:15 pm:|
I couldn't omit :
Frederick and Janice Dowlin for the track "Gentle".....about which I was educated on an earlier Thread.....having loved the Frederick album from which this duet came !!
Stevie & Syreeta on "To Know You Is To Love You"
Stevie & Anita on "Sensuous Whisper"
But my favourites have to be
Roberta & Donny
|By Eli (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 12:41 am:|
I onced produced an album for Cotillion on Jean Knight and Premium after they had a hit on the song You got the papers, but I got the man.
Henry Allen at Atlantic called and asked if I could come up with an album of duets so of course, I obliged.
I went down to NOLA several times to rehearse with Jean and Premium,afterwhich we recorded the album at Atlantic studios in NYC.
I really loved working with Jean . She was a real sweetheart and Premium was funny with his "country" self.
NOLA was quite an experience, with the history, the culture and the warm friendly people....
not to mention the food!!!!
I had the pleasure of meeting the legendary Cosimo Matassa who happened to be managing Allen Toussaint's Sea Saint studios, when I went over there to meet Allen. Talking about legends!!!
One bit of advice.
Dont go to NOLA between July and September.
The humidity is unbearable.
No wonder the music was so hot and funky!!!
|By KevGo (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 11:56 am:|
That's why the New Orleans' Jazz & Blues Festival is in April - around the Easter holiday.
BTW - the Sea Saint studios used to be Cosimo's until Mr. Matassa had some problems with the government (read: he didn't keep up on paying his taxes). So, Allen bought out the studio to bail out Cosimo.
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By Handsome (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 01:33 pm:|
KevGo-I also enjoyed the Supremes & The Temptaions (and have all of the albums/cd). I have the video cassette of TCB (courtesy of dvdmike). I wondered though why they didn't perform "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me", since it had just come out around that time.
Maybe Berry had bigger plans other than to promote the single.
|By KevGo (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 01:59 pm:|
Maybe someone could explain that one. My guess is that TCB was taped weeks before the two groups went in to record the songs for their joint album so "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" wasn't even a thought at the time they taped TCB.
Again, anyone with info please chime in.
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By HW (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 04:22 pm:|
"TCB" was recorded/taped in August 1968, well before its air date. That's why the album was in the stores the day after the show aired on NBC-TV.
The track for "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" was cut months before the TCB taping, but the Supremes & Temptations did not add their vocals until a few weeks after the show was completed.
Also, anyone who has a 'screening video' (ahem) notice how different the LP mix is from the TV broadcast mix?
|By KevGo (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 04:29 pm:|
BTW - could it be that because the LP mix was recorded on multi-track that we have a different mix than what was heard on the TV audio track?
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By Handsome (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 06:08 pm:|
Thanks KevGo & HW.
I noticed the sound difference also, though I'm not as "technical" as you guys, LOL!
|By motownboy (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 09:31 pm:|
It would be great to have TCB on DVD!!!!!!! Remixed to Surround 5.1 (or 6.1) sound....
If only Berry Gordy would comply......
|By Handsome (220.127.116.11) on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 11:33 am:|
I concur Motownboy.
I would also like to see G.I.T. On Broadway (never saw it before)...even though I have that album too.